are making me so paranoid. My midwife says it's normal for newborns to breathe really fast, and then really slow, and then take pauses-- but it's making me SO anxious that I can't sleep when she's sleeping because i feel like I have to watch her. I know it's a FTM thing to be paranoid and checking that they're breathing, but it doesn't help that the hospital wanted to make us stay another night because she was "breathing fast" on day 1 of her life after being assaulted by a constant influx of nurses wanting to take her temp, etc every hour. i count her respirations and they're usually around 40 per minute, which is normal, but when she's really hungry or after eating she'll do this weird panting super fast thing that is really scary- and when she's super relaxed and sleeping she breathes soooooo slow.
just assure me it's normal please!